Sunday, 2 August 2015

The Weekly Post - The Sickly Post

I can't believe it's August, nor can I believe this week is finally over with. Time is just flying by!

I spent most of this week in bed with a mixture of period, endometriosis and IBS flare ups. So I think this is going to be a short week of things that have made me happy because most of the time I was in pain, stuck on the toilet, with diarrhoea or throwing up. I haven't been able to leave the house for an entire week either. It has not been a fun week at all!

1. Good films. Like Shrek, Home, Insurgent and Olympus Has Fallen has kept my mind away from the pain.

2. Ryan <3 for taking care of me, holding me and buying me flowers to try and cheer me up.

3. Cold breezes.

4. Lucozade sport, orange flavour.

5. A certain friend who don't mind and understands TMI text messages and gives good advice about useless doctors.

6. Sleep. I've slept a lot this week. My body has needed it.

Hope you're week was better than mine! xo

Saturday, 25 July 2015

The Weekly Post - Family, Friends & Good Times

Whew, what a week! It completely flew by but everyday was pretty great. My youngest future brother in-law & his girlfriend came down to visit for a couple of days at the beginning of the week. They came to see Derren Brown live, which they said was pretty good & to catch up. Then later on my friend, her other half and their little boy came to visit & go shopping. It's been all go, go, go so I'm happy for a relaxed weekend.

1. Ryan rearranged the bunnies room so they have more room to play in their playpen when I'm sick or want to work in my office.

2. I do tend to work most of the time on our sofa but this week I've claimed Ryan's desk downstairs.

3. Lemon Tarts from Costa. Enough said!

4. Good burgers. I love a good burger & we went out for dinner at the beginning of the week & had a jolly good one!

5. Visiting The Deep as a belated birthday present from my youngest future brother in-law & his girlfriend! Best present ever! Because of....

6. P E N G U I N S!!!

7. That cute face above! He's getting so big & strong now, eating mushy food and babbling so much. He makes me so broody!

8. Celebrating getting a new client with Ryan & I picking six Krispy Kreme's. 

9. Half days on Fridays!

Hope you all had a great week! xo

Sunday, 19 July 2015

The Weekly Post - Treats, Cheeky Bunnies & Wedding Stuff

You know what they say about good intentions, but life just seems to be speeding by in an absolute blur right now. I've just recovered from a two week stomach bug which was rather horrid but this week has made me feel better, so I have some happy things.

1. Being determined to take Friday off this week meant only taking lunch breaks quick enough to eat a sandwich and then jump straight back into projects.

2. I worked so hard this week that I treated myself to a naughty strawberry doughnut from the bakers. It was no Krispy Kreme but it sure hit that sweet spot I was craving.

3. Our bunnies often make me giggle, but while I was Skyping a client Evie decided that the place to be to get some attention was on my keyboard, luckily she was out of shot of the camera so I didn't appear unprofessional being unable to control my bunny!

4. I love my make-up collection but since I've been working from home I've not being bothering to wear any of it. I've tried to make more of an effort this week and it's made me feel so much better. Plan to try and keep this up!

5. Were about 96 days until our wedding, so after taking most of June off as a wedding break, I need to start cracking the whip and making lots of lists to get the remainder of things done. This weekend I've nearly finished our wedding website and Ryan has started on our wedding invitations!

6. My goal for the week was to take Friday off as it was Ryan's day off and I thought it would be nice to spend the day together and 'do' something.

7. We started off crossing things off our to-do list like housework and buying slug pellets, later we went to East Park and watched the geese and ducks and made each other laugh, then we walked past the animal sanctuary and spotted the deer!

8. Yesterday Ryan text me telling me he was taking back some time at work and to come meet him so we could go to Hobby Craft to look at the cardboard letters that I was interested in for our wedding.

9. I love being in our garden, especially seeing all our flowers bloom right now. The beauty above was actually from poundland and although it looked like it was dying when we bought it, it's come back to life and is attracting all the bees!

10. We're going to be having a very social week next week, so today Ryan has been cleaning the entire house so I've been able to work on my business website pages. I'm so lucky!

Hope you had a great week! xo

Saturday, 20 June 2015

The Weekly Post

Where has this year disappeared too? I've had lots keeping me busy but I'm hoping things will even out some more now and I can find some sort of balance.

I know we're in the middle of June, well, practically at the end now, but I wanted to post about May as a reminder of the ups and downs through the month. 

  1. Getting sicker and sicker every month now. Being referred for an ultra sound scan, which I had this Wednesday.
  2. Finding Ryan's wedding ring. Trying to find a decent guys wedding ring, has been such a pain. Especially as R needs something hard wearing and so many jewellers contradicted each other.
  3. Beef sandwiches. Seriously nice.
  4. Cutting off 5 inches of my hair and still having lots left over. I'd had enough of my long locks. Especially as I have such thick hair that it was just feeling so heavy. Best decision cutting so much off. 
  5. Seeing building's being torn down.
  6. Dealing with a constipated bunny. My life is so glamorous, aren't you just so jealous? 
  7. Seeing baby E. get so big! It was good to go home for an overnight stay and see family and friends. Especially seeing how big this little guy has gotten. He's so heavy now.
  8. My Mum's fabulous dress she's wearing to my wedding. I'm honestly jealous and want to steal it to add to my own wardrobe.
  9. Finally picking our wedding venue. The main reason we went back home, to sort out the wedding venue and make sure it was too big for our small number of guests and that it suited are needs other than coming within our budget. I might have a big rant one of these days about wedding planning, because I will tell you it has not been fun at all!
Have a great week!

Friday, 1 May 2015

Bank Holiday Blues


I know that sounds silly as the bank holiday isn't even over with yet but it's the second bank holiday of the year so far {not including new year's} and yet again it's another full weekend my other half is working and I've got it off. 

The same will be happening on the next bank holiday at the end of May too. Something I'm really going to just have to get used to! I thought I'd adjusted to it at Christmas but clearly I haven't and four days off on my own are getting me a bit down. 

Also my time of the month is due too and my hormones are all over the place and I just want to cry and sleep. Because I'm about to be severely ill {no seriously I'm lucky if I can walk round my house for the first 3-4 days of my period} so my plans for the bank holiday weekend will solely be focused on indoor actives and maybe sitting in my garden, attached to my hot water bottle and a blanket.

I've already made sure I've done everything round the house I need to do before I 'get ill'. I've done all my washing, cleaning, done the monthly food order, bought enough veg for the bunnies for the next few days, bought basics for me to eat even though I loose my appetite for a week, such as apples, bread, noodles, soup, painkillers and fibre gel.

So all I need now is to plan what to do with my time. 

So here's a little list of the things I want to do this bank holiday weekend: 

Watch Saving Mr Banks & Into the Woods 
  • My other half isn't really interested in these two films so I thought I'd watch them.
Read Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd, Still the One & Forever and a Day both by Jill Shalvis
  • I have a rather large book pile at the moment and these are the ones I want to read the most.
Cuddle with the bunnies
  • I say bunnies but Evie is the only one who will cuddle with me. Oscar just likes to run all over me then jump off and on the sofa until I crack.
Sort some wedding things
  • We printed out a sample of the two designs my other half's created for our save the dates so we need to pick which design we're going to go with.
  • Make an appointment to view a venue.
  • Get a copy of a utility bill or bank statement for our notice appointment next week.
  • Look at creating a wedding website.
  • When the cramps get too bad an 20 minute or an hour nap really helps.

Hope everyone has a lovely bank holiday weekend, even if you're working it! xo
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